Technology

Whether you're a beginner or technologically advanced, YOURLifeChoices Technology page has everything you need to understand and make the most of your computer, smartphone or mobile device. Our Technology News page is updated twice-weekly by our Technology Expert, Drew Patchell. Whether you are looking to set up a social networking page on Facebook, Myspace or Twitter, or just looking find the best broadband or wireless internet deals, Drew can help.

Our tutorials page features answers to all of your computer questions and provides you with the latest hints and tips to update your skills. If you are looking for a senior-friendly mobile phone, something fun on YouTube or a free anti-virus scanner, we have the information you require. 

Online safety is also an important issue and we keep you up-to-date with the latest downloads, anti-virus software and how to avoid scams. We offer short-cut keystrokes if you want to save time and 'how-to' guides for all the best gadgets. And whether you are a Mac or PC fanatic, we answer your questions.

Do you have a technology question you need answered? Just ask Drew.

The future of technology

The future of technology

Microsoft has unveiled its newest technology, the HoloLens, at the Build 2015 conference.

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App of the month May

App of the month May

Handwrite on your smartphone and challenge your friends in this classic app.

Google Ads explained

Google Ads explained

Wayne is concerned about online ads tracking his web browsing.

The ultimate city guide apps

The ultimate city guide apps

Find out the best businesses in town with these handy apps.

How to take the perfect selfie

How to take the perfect selfie

Want to know how to take the perfect selfie? These handy tips should help you ...

Best apps for an active brain

Best apps for an active brain

Why not give your brain a workout with these free brain game apps?

Free talk and text with WhatsApp

Free talk and text with WhatsApp

WhatsApp Messenger is a free messaging app available for your smartphone.

Computers

Choosing a new desktop

Anne Marie is in the market for a new desktop and is keen to have a recommendation.

Mac or PC

Get to know these internet phrases

A few of the most common internet phrases and what they mean.

Learn the lingo

Windows 10 will be free

Windows 10 will be free for current users of Windows.

Free upgrade

Gadgets

The future of technology

Microsoft has unveiled its newest technology, the HoloLens, at the Build 2015 conference.

Augmented reality

Four iPhone and iPad tips and tricks

Anne Rady shares four iPhone and iPad tips and tricks in this week's video

Tech tips

Double your battery life

We’ve found the top five battery extenders for all your devices.

Extend your battery

Phones

How to prevent telemarketer calls

We explain how you can prevent nuisance calls from telemarketers.

Avoid nuisance calls

Make your battery last longer

Anne Rady shares a few simple tips that will help you stretch your battery to its limits.

Battery tips and tricks

Double your battery life

We’ve found the top five battery extenders for all your devices.

Extend your battery

Internet

Get to know these internet phrases

A few of the most common internet phrases and what they mean.

Learn the lingo

Keep your metadata private

Greens senator Scott Ludlam’s tips for keeping your metadata private.

Stay under the radar

How do we compare online?

Have you ever wondered how the internet in Australia compares to the rest of the world?

‘Download Deathmatch’

Social Networking

Why join Twitter?

Twitter enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called ‘tweets’.

Join the club

Find free wifi wherever you are

Find free wifi both home and abroad with www.wefi.com.

Free wifi on the go

Is Pinterest of interest?

Full of DIY tutorials, arts and crafts, recipes and more.

Start ‘pinning’ now

Software & Downloads

The ultimate city guide apps

Find out the best businesses in town with these handy apps.

Support local business

Learn a new language fast

The Duolingo language app will have you talking like a local in no time.

Free foreign language app

Streaming services

Presto, Stan and soon Netflix are the three new streaming services to launch this year.

What’s the deal?

Online Shopping

Spotting fake user reviews

Drew explains how to spot a fake review.

Can you spot the fakes?

How to save on shopping

The advantage of online shopping is that, if you do it right, you can end up saving money.

Spend less

Five best websites for gifts

We share the five best gift websites to help you out this holiday season.

Find the perfect gift

Safety Online

Fake emails explained

Drew explains how you can protect yourself from email scams.

How to spot a fake

Is PayPal safe?

Bobby is trying to buy a gift online, and the only payment option offered is PayPal.

Is it safe?

How to make a strong password

Learn how to create a memorable and hack-proof internet password.

Protect yourself

Technology News

Top 10 keyboard shortcuts

Be more efficient on your computer with these 10 keyboard shortcuts for PC and Mac.

Maximise your efficiency

Samsung’s TVs are listening-in

Samsung’s Smart TVs can listen to, record and send private conversations to a third party.

TVs too smart?

Chinese firm 3D-prints building

Chinese company WinSun has used 3D printing to build a five-story apartment building.

Is this the future of construction?

Technology Q&A

Choosing a new desktop

Anne Marie is in the market for a new desktop and is keen to have a recommendation.

Mac or PC

How to monitor your data usage

Annie is having trouble keeping below her smartphone data limit.

Data demystified

Is PayPal safe?

Bobby is trying to buy a gift online, and the only payment option offered is PayPal.

Is it safe?

News

The future of technology

Microsoft has unveiled its newest technology, the HoloLens, at the Build 2015 conference.

Augmented reality

App of the month May

Handwrite on your smartphone and challenge your friends in this classic app.

Top free apps

Facebook cheat sheet

Waste your time more efficiently with our Facebook cheat sheet.

Time better spent

FunOnTheGo App

What is an App?

App, short for application, is now such a commonplace term that there is an assumption everyone knows what one is. If you’re unsure, Rachel has a simple explanation.

What is an App?

Who uses Apps?

If you’re not sure if you’re the kind of person who may use an App, perhaps you need some suggestions on what kind of Apps are available.

Who uses Apps?

Why bother with an app?

When you can access just about any website from your phone or tablet, why would you bother with an app?

Why bother with an app?

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